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Friday to bring first for Senate committee: allowing remote testimony This Friday the Senate Law and Justice Committee will make history by letting three people offer testimony without having to travel to the Capitol. Sen. Mike Padden, committee chair, said the 8 a.m. work session will offer the first real test of videoconferencing technology he hopes to use more during... Read More...
Sen. Padden to remember Rep. Roger Freeman for his courage Sen. Mike Padden said he will remember state Rep. Roger Freeman for the courage he showed in being an outspoken defender of life and battling the cancer that claimed the first-term Democratic lawmaker’s life earlier today. Freeman, of Federal Way, was 48. “He was an outstanding person with such a... Read More...
Visit with state Sen. Mike Padden over coffee Nov. 12 Sen. Mike Padden invites residents of the 4th Legislative District to join him for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Millwood. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that day, Padden will be at the Rocket Bakery, 3315 N. Argonne Rd., to meet one-on-one with the people he serves.... Read More...
Senate Law and Justice Committee coming to Spokane Valley Oct. 2 Members of the state Senate Law and Justice Committee will take up a mix of criminal-justice and business-law issues – and revisit a constitutional question – when they come to Spokane Valley for an afternoon work session Oct. 2. “It isn’t easy for people from our area to travel to... Read More...
Coffee and Conversation with Sen. Mike Padden I greatly value the opportunity to hear directly from you about the issues that matter most to you and your family. That is why I would like to extend the following invitation: Please join me for coffee and conversation ~ Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Beck’s Harvest... Read More...
Padden satisfied with high-court decision affirming religious freedom Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley and chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, offered this statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that certain corporations may claim religious-freedom protections. “For the second week in a row the court has found that the Obama administration overreached its authority. Today’s ruling... Read More...
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